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#416980 - 06/08/17 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
RnAM, This is a fine production and the layered vocals are a real treat to the ears. An ambitious arrangement that really works. Great mix and a big sound. Very much enjoyed. Tom


Thanks Tom, that is really appreciated!

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#417036 - 06/09/17 08:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Rob & Anne-Marie...

Cool song. excellent vocals.

really nice drum fills into the chorus at :50

The softening going back into the 2nd verse is nice..

Cool video.

fj


Thank you Floyd that is appreciated!

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#417148 - 06/10/17 05:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
How creative!

this is gorgeous

Kenny


thank you Kenny that is much appreciated!
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#417195 - 06/10/17 12:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Very intriguing chord progression and the melody, makes you listen to it several times to really get used to what is going on. Progressive pop I would say smile Fantastic vocals!

Janne


That's the kind of comment we like ;-)
thank you Janne.
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#417433 - 06/12/17 04:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Rob & Anne-Marie,

A super track with a very BIG sound and wonderful stereo wash.

Fabulous stacked vocals.

A very sophisticated and clever arrangement and production.

Well up to your usual high standard.

ROG.


AGREED!! Everything is right there-big and beautiful. A truly epic production!! Take care. Greg


Thank you Greg, again that is appreciated!

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#417620 - 06/13/17 05:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Rob & Anne-Marie

Cool song. excellent vocals.
As ROG said, a super track with a very BIG sound and wonderful stereo wash.
Fabulous stacked vocals.
Very unique and nice chord progression.
Crescendo drums are also wonderful.
Enjoyed my listen and watch a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Thank you Shigeki, for such a thorough comment!
Well appreciated.

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#417760 - 06/14/17 04:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rob & Anne-Marie
A wonderful pro production from the arrangement and vocals through to the video.
Excellent work all round.

Peter


Thank you Peter that is appreciated!

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#417802 - 06/14/17 11:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Twenty seven tracks?
Wow, I overload after seven.

Rog gave the perfect description. We really can't add much to it.

"A super track with a very BIG sound and wonderful stereo wash.

Fabulous stacked vocals.

A very sophisticated and clever arrangement and production.

Well up to your usual high standard."

A BIG sound that sounds as though it came from a BIG studio.
And as always the video was the perfect companion to the audio.

Superb!

J&B



Wow, those are some very big compliments!
And that is really appreciated.

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#417811 - 06/14/17 12:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: RnAM]
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hi Rob & Anne-Marie, holy smokes this is beautiful and amazing well done totally engaging thanks for sharing eric

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#417819 - 06/14/17 01:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: RnAM]
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Rob and Anne-Marie,



This is such a mighty work! The sound is incredible. I cannot begin to imagine just how many hours were spent putting this together and creating the video. This song showcases so much talent in so many fields of music (performing, arranging, mixing, production, etc.). You've both done a truly remarkable job.

Outstanding!!!

All the best,
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#417891 - 06/15/17 06:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hi RnAM, Excellent work on this! Big fan of the form and style. Really diggin' the Electric pianos. Thank you for sharing! smile


Thank you Joe for this positive comment! It is much appreciated.

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#417964 - 06/15/17 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Rob & Anne-Marie,

Everyone has already said what we were thinking - and more. That's what we get for showing up late (Di is very ill and it has consumed much of my time).

THose vocals are so lush and full and fit so perfectly in the mix. This is just so danged good. Congratulations on a wonderful song and production.

Alan & Di


Hi Alan,

We can imagine that your time is scarce and Di's situation takes a lot of time (send her our love). So we appreciate your positive comments very much.

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#417969 - 06/15/17 02:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: RnAM]
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Very nice song and a great work from you (27 tracks !!!)
Excellent video and production

Sergio
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#417987 - 06/15/17 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Originally Posted By: RnAM

Here's our latest song. It involved 27 tracks in Cubase (of which most of them were layered vocal tracks).
We created the basic arrangement in RMCA real-time MIDI chord arranger Pro, so what you're hearing is actually pure MIDI. But the GM Soundfont Rob has been working on for years did it's magic.
We used BIAB to analyze the chords and the Melodist function helped us big-time to create every individual vocal line.
 
Hope you like it, as always comments are welcome!
 
Rob & Anne-Marie



Hi Charlie, we already thanked you personally on Facebook. But once again your comments are very much appreciated!

Rob & Anne-Marie


Oh my, such a stunning and beautiful piece. You guys work so hard getting each detail right but the end result seems to the ear to be the result of effortless talent.

It is hard to imagine and a testament to BIAB and your natural abilities to how close in quality your works match up to big, expensive productions of some of the world's most talented music coming from major studios by major artists.

At different times I feel a vibe in this song of The Cars, 10cc and vocally a similarity to Air Supply.

This is another masterpiece. Loved it.....

Charlie
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#418043 - 06/16/17 06:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: F.M.M.]
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Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi Rob & Anne-Marie, holy smokes this is beautiful and amazing well done totally engaging thanks for sharing eric


That's the kind of comments we like! Thank you Eric.

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#418465 - 06/19/17 02:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Rob and Anne-Marie,



This is such a mighty work! The sound is incredible. I cannot begin to imagine just how many hours were spent putting this together and creating the video. This song showcases so much talent in so many fields of music (performing, arranging, mixing, production, etc.). You've both done a truly remarkable job.

Outstanding!!!

All the best,
Noel



Thank you Noel!

Now that's a comment We can appreciate!

Yes, this one took a lot of work. And not just the vocals, the MIDI part was the toughest to get properly balanced.

Rob
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#418469 - 06/19/17 03:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: RnAM]
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As others have so rightly said, this is an awesome production. It's got that epic sound that you do so well. The vocals are stunning, and there are some very interesting choices in harmony. The huge build is impressive.

The lyrics are no slouch, either wink.

Edit: I forgot to mention: nice work with balancing things. It's a very clean mix, uncluttered with only the instruments that need to be playing actually playing. And it sounds bigger than it actually is (if that makes sense), which really is impressive.

So all in all, sonically stunning.

But...

The song builds with what I think is a pre-chorus, the drums hammer away, and I'm expecting to hear a massive chorus...

Nope.

Later in the song, I hear the drums build and again I think this time it's announcing the chorus.

Nope.

So when the song ends, I'm thinking "Awesome song... but where was the chorus?", because a build on the drums always has to be followed by a massive chorus. That's why it's such an effective cliche!

Anyway, very nice work.


Edited by dcuny (06/19/17 03:10 PM)
Edit Reason: Forgot to mention the mix!
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#419071 - 06/24/17 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: RnAM]
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WOW! Standing ovation here! I think this is just phenomenal!

There are lots of things about your music that I find impressive! Your vocals (alone and combined) are a joy to listen to... But what really impresses me is the fact that your songs always sound original, not like a remix of something we've all heard before. Not only your chord patterns, but your melodies are so very interesting, even before you start layering those lush harmonies that I love to hear!

Your songs remind me of those created by people like the Beatles, Elton John, and other accomplished song writers. I hope you are doing everything in your power to get your music out where people of influence can hear it.

Above and beyond the music is your consistently tasteful video accompaniment. Your combined sensibilities have worked together to identify and capture some magical element, and you know how to weave the sorcery into every song you write. All I can say is, keep on doing whatever it is you're doing, because it works!

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#419079 - 06/24/17 04:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
As others have so rightly said, this is an awesome production. It's got that epic sound that you do so well. The vocals are stunning, and there are some very interesting choices in harmony. The huge build is impressive.

The lyrics are no slouch, either wink.

Edit: I forgot to mention: nice work with balancing things. It's a very clean mix, uncluttered with only the instruments that need to be playing actually playing. And it sounds bigger than it actually is (if that makes sense), which really is impressive.

So all in all, sonically stunning.

But...

The song builds with what I think is a pre-chorus, the drums hammer away, and I'm expecting to hear a massive chorus...

Nope.

Later in the song, I hear the drums build and again I think this time it's announcing the chorus.

Nope.

So when the song ends, I'm thinking "Awesome song... but where was the chorus?", because a build on the drums always has to be followed by a massive chorus. That's why it's such an effective cliche!

Anyway, very nice work.


David,

Good to have you back!
But.... always picky wink
But not without a reason. We guess you definitely have a point.
We actually didn't realize this before.
We will definitely take this into account with our next song, but it depends on the songs.
We like to try all sort of styles wink

Thanks for listening so thoroughly!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#419080 - 06/24/17 04:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: To Get Back to You [Re: Pat Marr]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
WOW! Standing ovation here! I think this is just phenomenal!

There are lots of things about your music that I find impressive! Your vocals (alone and combined) are a joy to listen to... But what really impresses me is the fact that your songs always sound original, not like a remix of something we've all heard before. Not only your chord patterns, but your melodies are so very interesting, even before you start layering those lush harmonies that I love to hear!

Your songs remind me of those created by people like the Beatles, Elton John, and other accomplished song writers. I hope you are doing everything in your power to get your music out where people of influence can hear it.

Above and beyond the music is your consistently tasteful video accompaniment. Your combined sensibilities have worked together to identify and capture some magical element, and you know how to weave the sorcery into every song you write. All I can say is, keep on doing whatever it is you're doing, because it works!




Hi there Pat,

Glad you're back!
We always like your comments. And those comparisons are flattering.
Very much appreciated.
From your signature we understand, that you have a couple of new videos, which we will be checking out very soon!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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